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I think the guy is one of these interplanetary world musicians, the kind of person they talk about where the world is sound and everything is resonating. He's one of those guys. There's only a few - Ry Cooder on Blind Willie Johnson

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Offline jopoke

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Re: The Guitar Of Blind Willie Johnson - Lesson
« Reply #15 on: October 05, 2011, 03:29:34 PM »
Hey Richard,

I am able to watch the dvd through our PS3 on my TV. The dvd plays in an sort of dvd player.

Take it easy, Joe

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Re: The Guitar Of Blind Willie Johnson - Lesson
« Reply #16 on: October 05, 2011, 04:19:07 PM »
Richard,

If you think the DVD's only play on computers that's not true. Not sure where you'd get that idea from.  They function like any other DVD, play them on TV or computer.

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Re: The Guitar Of Blind Willie Johnson - Lesson
« Reply #17 on: October 06, 2011, 12:05:00 AM »
Just normal dvd's, play no problem assuming you have the right zone player or a multi region job.

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Re: The Guitar Of Blind Willie Johnson - Lesson
« Reply #18 on: October 06, 2011, 01:04:49 AM »
Hi Richard,
you perhaps burned your downloaded *.mov Files to a DVD and tried to play it in your DVD Player. This indeed is destined to fail (sorry, not a native speaker).
If you want to watch your downloaded Files on a DVD Player you will have to recode the *.mov Files to *.vob - Files (there is several freeware Software which should do that job (for example:http://www.dvdvideosoft.com/products/dvd/Free-Video-to-DVD-Converter.htm) if you install this programm dont forget to uncheck the installation of the toolbar).
Hope this helps.
All best
Carsten
« Last Edit: October 06, 2011, 01:55:29 AM by plop72 »

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Re: The Guitar Of Blind Willie Johnson - Lesson
« Reply #19 on: October 06, 2011, 02:47:47 AM »
Well this seems to have got a thread going! Now I'm all for admitting my mistakes and it was "help" that told me the dvd is the same as the download, which needs the software to run it.

The download does not come as a download as we all know it, in that it is placed in a leapingbrain dir in the applications tree of the hidden Windows applications along with the player files. That in itself speaks volumes as the files are obviously not meant for user access, unlike an average download which would go to one of those appallingly titled Mydownloads type folders and be plainly meant to be accessed. 

The files are mainly .mov and they will convert (I've been down that road) to anything you fancy, using anything you fancy but will still not play as they are cunningly designed to be used only with the Brainplayer thing, in fact they will all display what looks like the same page of inverted writing, if you can be bothered to read it!

The question is this and can only be answered by somebody who actually owns the said DVD - if you just stuff it into an average dvd player connected to an average TV will it work like any other DVD? No pc, PS3 or anything esle just a straight DVD player and TV.  One of SG's selling points is that by jus usting this download\computer method is it saves the planet from being burdened with dead DVD's - so if it works just like a standard DVD then how does his argument work!
(That's enough of that. Ed)

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Re: The Guitar Of Blind Willie Johnson - Lesson
« Reply #20 on: October 06, 2011, 04:58:10 AM »
It's an alternative, not a replacement, to the regular DVD. As far as I know, all the DVDs will play in regular DVD players (setting aside standard zone issues). To do otherwise would be a nutty business model.

It's understandable that the software would not allow for straight burning to DVD, since we could all easily open our own pirate guitar workshops, post to YouTube etc.

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Re: The Guitar Of Blind Willie Johnson - Lesson
« Reply #21 on: October 06, 2011, 06:03:16 AM »
Hi Richard,

DVD's play in a standard DVD player.

Download is alternative to DVD's.  Just like MP3's are alternatives to CD's.  Although in this case the quality is not affected.

You can choose where you'd like to save the leaping brain files/lessons so they are not hidden. That's a default setting, you click options (upper right) and "Choose preferred media storage folder".

Hope that clears this up.

-Tom Feldmann
« Last Edit: October 06, 2011, 06:14:42 PM by tomfeldmann »

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Re: The Guitar Of Blind Willie Johnson - Lesson
« Reply #22 on: October 06, 2011, 05:58:12 PM »
hey richard,
yep, it works in any old cheap dvd player. i've also watched part of it in my imac through the quicktime player, & played just fine as well. (it's really good, by the way)
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Re: The Guitar Of Blind Willie Johnson - Lesson
« Reply #23 on: October 07, 2011, 07:17:39 AM »
Not that this is proposed as any kind of solution for Richard's specific problem, but it occurs to me: Could one stream to the TV from the computer using an AppleTV gizmo? Just out of curiosity.

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Re: The Guitar Of Blind Willie Johnson - Lesson
« Reply #24 on: October 07, 2011, 08:16:57 AM »
Uncle Bud -  I am picking up an apple TV in the next week or so and will let you know if it works.

Thanks, joe

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Re: The Guitar Of Blind Willie Johnson - Lesson
« Reply #25 on: October 07, 2011, 09:06:14 AM »
Thanks for all the input and I'm really trying not be obtuse!

So it's confirmed that the DVD will paly in any old video player and does not need a computer ?

Now this is the bit I don't get, particularly as I'm told the download is the same as the dvd - does that just refer to the content, but that the method of watching is restricted to playing only on the computer? In other words there are two mediums to view, a regular DVD or a computer based version?  Has anybody else done the download bit?
(That's enough of that. Ed)

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Re: The Guitar Of Blind Willie Johnson - Lesson
« Reply #26 on: October 07, 2011, 09:09:28 AM »
Hi Richard,
You've put your finger on it--they are the same with regard to content only.  The download works best for people who are satisfied having the visuals on their computers only.  For people who would prefer to be able to view the lesson on a larger screen, ordering the DVD itself is the way to go.
All best,
Johnm

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Re: The Guitar Of Blind Willie Johnson - Lesson
« Reply #27 on: October 07, 2011, 09:24:21 AM »
John than you  that's all I wanted to know :)

Why the %&*#$o#ing website can't make that crystal clear is beyond me !!! 

Arrrggghhh etc etc etc  it just seems such an illogical way to market the thing  :(
(That's enough of that. Ed)

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Re: The Guitar Of Blind Willie Johnson - Lesson
« Reply #28 on: October 07, 2011, 11:31:02 AM »
Hi Richard:

In the "Adding Insult to Injury Dept.," I just did an experiment. I have a PC running XP Pro, with Windows Media Player. First, I made a new folder on one of my internal hard drives, and renamed it, "Jackson Blues Guitar." Next, I put John's "Jackson Blues Guitar" in my DVD drive. I went to the "My Computer" window and right clicked on the DVD drive with "Jackson Blues Guitar," chose "Explore," selected all of the files on the DVD and copied them to the "Jackson Blues Guitar" folder on my hard disk drive. After the files had copied over, I removed the DVD from the drive. I then opened Windows Media Player, clicked on "File" --> "Open" and when the window came up I navigated to the ""Jackson Blues Guitar" folder and opened it. Then down at the bottom where it says, "Files of Type:" I selected "Any File (*.*)". I then opened the "VIDEO_TS" folder, and the contents of the folder were displayed. I then clicked on the "VIDEO_TS" file and the video began to play. After the intro, the "Main Menu" was displayed. I then clicked on "The Show," and "Jackson Blues Guitar Taught by John Miller" began. The right hand side menu on WMP displays the title and chapters, including the Bonus Audio Tracks.

I don't have Tom's recent DVDs, but if the format and copy protection of the SGGW DVDs hasn't changed, you should be able to copy and view the DVDs on your computer as well as watch them on your TV via  a DVD player. Obviously, the downloaded versions do have their limitations, for reasons that go without saying.
« Last Edit: October 07, 2011, 12:11:25 PM by Stuart »

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Re: The Guitar Of Blind Willie Johnson - Lesson
« Reply #29 on: October 07, 2011, 12:48:32 PM »
Uncle Bud -  I am picking up an apple TV in the next week or so and will let you know if it works.

Thanks, joe

Thanks Joe. I'm curious how flexible the apple tv is.

Especially the new model:


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